The Jazz Ensemble is raising funds to go to OrlandoFest!

We are headed to OrlandoFest (a musical festival held at Universal Studios) on April 2, where we will have the opportunity to perform for esteemed judges and participate in an educational clinic. Activities like these reinforce teamwork while providing opportunities for personal and ensemble growth.

Our students are diligently fundraising to help pay for this trip and any help we receive from the community will greatly appreciated by me, the proud Director and by the students and their families.

Visit gofundme.com/clmsjazz if you are interested in making a small donation towards our goal and please share with your friends and family on FB. Thank you.

The Fall Jazz Ensemble and Falcon Singers Concert is tomorrow!

Our Fall concert is upon us tomorrow evening, Thursday October 15. The Flight of Sound Jazz Ensemble and Falcon Singers will be performing on the stage of the Clermont Middle School Auditorium at 7pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy great music from these fabulous and inspiring young people. Special guest Matt Cremisio will be our Choral accompanist and will also perform with the Jazz Band! Admission is free for everyone although donations are encouraged. A concession stand will be available for light drinks and snacks.

Ritter’s Spirit Night Is Here!

Come on out tonight (Thursday, September 19) from 5 PM to 8 PM to Ritter’s on Highway 50 and enjoy a cool treat!  The CLMS Music Department will make 20% of all sales made in that window when the customer mentions us at the register!  Please pass this on to all of your friends and neighbors too!  I hope to see you tonight!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Open House!

I wanted to thank all of the parents and students who came out to the Open House event tonight.  It was great to see you all.  I wish we had more time to spend together, but I look forward to seeing you all at the 1st Music Parent Association meeting of the year on September 15th.  Look for information coming soon!

Welcome 6th Grade Students!

Welcome to all of the new students in the Clermont Middle School Music Department!  We had a fantastic day today at 6th grade Orientation as we met 23 new band students and 15 new chorus students.  Also, congratulations to the “Flight of Sound” Jazz Ensemble for a fantastic first performance of the year!  A special word of thanks to former Captain Kelly Folsom for helping out today.

We are very excited about meeting our new 7th and 8th grade students as well as welcoming back our veteran members on Thursday.

Need Sheet Music or Piano Books?

You can now order music through Sheet Music Plus and get a 20% discount on most items!  If you click the link below, the Clermont Middle School Music Department will get back 8% of your total sales to spend on music for the band and chorus!  Please remember to use this special link EVERY time you shop their site!

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/?aff_id=512513

This is a WIN-WIN for everyone!  What are you waiting for!  Go get some new music!!

Orientation for 6th grade & All Grade Schedule Pick Up Dates for CLMS

Important School Dates:
6th Grade Orientation & Schedule Pick Up
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Auditorium
Students and parents will be given needed information necessary for the smoothest transition possible from elementary to middle school. They will also be able to walk the campus, help the students get familiar with class location, bus drop off and pick up location, car rider drop off and pick up location, bus routes, and more!
7th Grade Schedule Pick Up
Thursday, August 20, 2015
10:00 -11:30 AM
Auditorium
Students and parents will obtain schedules in the Auditorium and be able to walk the campus for the purposes of classroom location and other pertinent information necessary to aid them in a great start to their year.
8th Grade Schedule Pick Up
Thursday, August 20, 2015
1:30 -3:00 PM
Auditorium
Students and parents will obtain schedules in the Auditorium and be able to walk the campus for the purposes of classroom location and other pertinent information necessary to aid our 8th graders in a great start to their final year as middle schoolers.

Jazz Ensemble Camp

Jazz Ensemble camp is coming! We will hold Jazz Ensemble camp from August 3 – 6 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Jazz Ensemble members made a commitment to this week when you accepted the invitation to join the band back in May. We will not have rehearsal on Friday as the schools are still closed on Fridays. Officers should make plans to stay until 6 PM on Tuesday to do some maintenance projects.

A list of music to download will be emailed to you shortly. See you all next week!